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At What Age Do Infants Learn To Bang Two Blocks Together
6 months: Infants generally start to grasp objects around 5 months of age, and often pass them back and forth between their hands around 5.5 months. Keep in mind that some kids are a little early and some kids are a little late. Plus or minus 1 month or so is still appropriate. ...Read more
SIDS: I would say this is an alte, or an apparent life threatening event vs. Surviving sids. It is reasonable to say if your brain was without oxygen for a significant amount of time than it is possible that later there could be a ld. It could be hard to prove on a case by case basis the exact cause of a ld. ...Read more
Not exactly: A ct is by definition 'radiation', since it is a series of xrays computer reconstructed as sliced pictures of body tissues. It doesn't cause radiation but exposes the person to radiation. Modern ones may expose one to an amount similar to a transcontinental flight over the usa. Repeat exposure is a current topic of concern, but no specific learning disorder has been identified as connected to this. ...Read more
Doubt connection: Any learning disabilities suffered by a premi that survives most likely represent factors that precipitated premature delivery & the need for resuscitation & intensive care, not the ct scan. Last year my patient, "littlest angel" (14oz @ birth) graduated from the honors program at baylor in 3 yrs. It didn't slow her down. She never got real tall but she is quite a survivor. ...Read more
11month old baby fell backwards wyl standing on a baby playmat bec we r in fun&learn childrens ground. Cried a bithe seems fine but im worid. Wat id do?
Closed Head Inhury: Not to worry. As long as there is no vomiting, continuous cry, loss of consciousness, rolling of eyeballs, jerky movements, unequal pupil size, he will be fine. Can put cold compress at the site of hit. Watch him for 24 hours, if any of these sign, check with his/her pediatrician. ...Read more
12 to 15 months: Children want to check out their world starting around 6 months, and by 9 months are able to crawl around. By 12 months, that just doesn't cut it, and they pull up on objects and cruise. We expect babies to walk between 12 and 15 months, though of course some will walk by 9 or 10 months, and some won't by 15 mo. A lot depends on the drive and gross development of the child. ...Read more
Once mobile: Children are natural explorers and are fast. If you have stairs gate them off to prevent your child from climbing when you are not watching and with him. Most children can climb up pretty easily but have trouble descending. They need constant supervision to avoid a fall. Anytime after a child learns to walk they may try.....Some before. Children are surprising. ...Read more
Yes: This sounds like cradle cap or scalp seborrhea, which is very common in infants. You can put baby oil on the area 1/2 hour prior to shampooing and then shampoo with a baby shampoo. That may loosen the scales for her. This usually goes away after a couple of months even without treatment. ...Read more
Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?
Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...Read more
I act like a little kid: I harrass, and I won't practice piano. How can I learn to act my age? 14 years old
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
I gave my two months old infant a drop of old prepared formula milk by mistake. What can happen to my infant?
I've been speaking to my 21 months old in two different languages and he's learning both well. Will introducing a third language I know confuse him?
Exercises for brain: No, you will not confuse himGet a more detailed answer ›
What age does hearing fully develop in an infant and how can loud constant music effect an infant? What decible is considered harmful to a 1 year old?
Birth: Hearing is developed at birth...Sooner...As we know unborn babies can hear their parents voices! And they respond to music. No one should be listening to music louder than 85 decibels. ...Read more
My husband said TV's good for baby to learn n he won't disturb me when doing housework. He said my son isn't TV person, no harm to turn on. Is it true?
TV/ video viewing: Has been shown in reputable studies to cause delays in language development of children under age 2. The American Academy of Pediatrics' http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/Pages/default. Aspx or its Healthy Children app has its recommendations for no TV/video/media viewing till age 2, after which all screen time should be limited to a maximum of 2 hours/day. I hope this convinces your hubby. ...Read more
Talk, read, play: Babies who hear more spoken words and have more interactive time with adults and other children generally learn to talk earlier and have better language skills. Television does the opposite-- more tv time, even supposedly "educational" tv-- slows language development. Talk and play with your baby, and turn off the tv. ...Read more
Variable: Some infants get teeth sooner than others, but on average teething occurs around 6-9 months of age... Occasionally you may see an infant as young as 4 months begin to have teething issues, which are mostly irritability, fussiness, and increases in drooling or desire to chew on things. Some infants may even develop a "low grade" temperature of 99-100 degrees. Referred pain to ears is also common. ...Read more
The best answer is n: It's best if an infant never lies down holding a bottle. Formula & juices sit around the teeth & these are toddlers & preschoolers w/ rotted brown nubs or silver caps for front teeth. Some studies showed more ear infections. An 8/9 month old can often hold a bottle but should only do so at meal time in the high chair. Walking around w/ a bottle leads to cavities, poor feeding & often anemia. ...Read more
Any age: You can start teaching your baby sign language as early as you want to instruct him. They will understand many signs but you may not see them make the signs themselves until they are physically able at around 8 months or later. ...Read more
Confused?: A child passenger should ride in a proper passenger safety restraint for size and age until they are old enough to graduate to seat belts. This is usually age 12 yrs in the US. Kids change from a rear facing 5 point system to a forward facing no sooner than age 2 yrs. The best forward facing systems include a 5 point restraint which are available up to 60-80 lbs. Boosters are then used until 57" tall ...Read more
Really depends: It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try. I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er. ...Read more
No: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read more
Young: Ld are usually discovered in school where intense learning first is observed by professionals. In significant cases something is noticed by the parents and pediatrician, and "early intervention" schooling is provided starting at 3 yrs old. The earlier an LD is treated, the better the long term outcome. ...Read more
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